Oh yes the j-plug....
We debated all weekend whether or not to fish the DSR section of the river. However we heard a number of discouraging reports from the lower sections. Our attempts to locate good numbers of fish throughout the rest of the river were futile. It seemed that the only concentrations of fish were in the deeper pools and thus the domain of the J-pluggers!
I have no doubt that fresh run fish behave much differently than those that have been in the system for a while. I only had six or seven opportunities all weekend(Thur-Sat.) in which I observed the fish(mostly Kings) strike my offering. I hesitate to even call it a strike. It seemed more like an annoyed snap than anything else. Of those six or seven I only managed to land one due to my ??ineptness?? and the use of seven pound fluorocarbon.